Sony Cuts PlayStation 2 Price To $99.99

It's not quite as delicious as a PlayStation 3 price cut, but if you've been waiting years upon years to get your hands on a decade-old game console, now's the time. This week, Sony has officially lowered the MSRP of its long standing PlayStation 2 console to $99.99, which marks the first universal price drop on it since March of 2007 (when it dropped to $129.99).



Sony's PS2 has been a raging success, no matter how you look at it. Just think -- how often do you see brand new Nintendo GameCube consoles for sale alongside the Wii? Never. How often do you see brand new Xbox consoles alongside the Xbox 360? Never. For whatever reason, the PS2 has managed to continue selling steadily despite the invention of a successor, and at under $100, it's now even more enticing for those who don't care about cutting edge graphics and do care about an absolutely gigantic game library (over 1,900 titles) that can be secured for next to nothing.



Sony's still calling this the world's most popular computer entertainment system, and with over 136 million sales since its launch in 2000, it's hard to argue. Oh, and the craziest part? New PS2 games are still coming out, so you don't even have to worry about buying a console that's no longer supported by the industry.
Via:  Yahoo!
Comments
3vi1 5 years ago

Who's going to buy a PS2 for $99 when you can get the PS3 bundle with Drake's fortune for only $150? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16868110035)

acarzt 5 years ago

Liar....

3vi1 5 years ago

April fool. :)

Riks 5 years ago

if i trade in my ps2 i'll get £15, what's the point?.. my sega is worth more than that.

diemos 5 years ago

great news, PS2 still has great games coming out for it.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I'd still take my 360 over a ps2.  Also the only reason wii will beat the ps2 in sales is because they figured out a way to appeal to people who don't like to play video games/don't play video games.  People who do play video games will most likely pick a different system, however the majority don't play video games and thus they get all those sales.

ice91785 5 years ago

[quote user="News"]Sony's still calling this the world's most popular computer entertainment system, and with over 136 million sales since its launch in 2000,[/quote]

let's compare wii vs ps2:

PS2 released in 2000, sold ~136 million; this is about 15 million sales per year we'll say

Wii released in 2006, sold ~50 million; this is about 17 million sales per year we'll say (with the supply being the "bottleneck" if you will as demand still is not met)

 

My opinion? Wii is going to overtake PS2 in 3 yrs as most popular console EVAR

mah_101381 5 years ago

What possible games could be coming out for it?

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="mah_101381"]

What possible games could be coming out for it?

[/quote]

http://ps2.gamezone.com/released/released.htm

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